Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dundalk.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Cyrus

33 years of experience
105 reviews
Cyrus
33 years of experience
Awesome Job!! I can trust this mechanic

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
I have had a wonderful experience with Your Mechanic Mark Lenhart. Car would not start so it was at my house and I could not drive it. I made an appointment and Mark arrived Friday, on time to diagnose the problem which he did. He was very professional and cordial. The appointment was made for Monday to fix the problem. He got parts on Friday and returned Monday. He replaced the starter in about 1/2 hour, he had removed the old one on friday. It was a unique experience to have a qualified Mechanic working on your car at your home.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben brings professionalism to another level. He is thorough in his inspections, savvy and experienced! Ben also fashions a superb work ethic! The guy is just plain nice too! He even washed my car.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1054 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
This was our first time using YourMechanic and Theodore was the perfect mechanic to work on our car. He was professional from the beginning to the end. Helped us out with noticing extra items that could be fixed. He took the time to answer a few questions I had that did not have anything to do with the job at hand and I truly appreciated this. Our job was finished on time. Thanks again Theodore!

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
104 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
Jeffrey is the best mechanic I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He comes capable, ready, and has a very pleasant attitude and professional acumen; I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone without question. If only all professionals could connect with customers in the same way.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and helpful. His work was swift. Will be calling back.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
821 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was very polite. Arrived when he said he would. Did a good job in a timely manner. Very friendly. Went the extra mile by topping the car off with needed oil for my wife which was in the garage. No complaints.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell was great!!!!! He was very professional and did the job very fast (this company is the best thing that has happen in a while)

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Great experience. Arrived early & finished within estimated timeframe.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was friendly, courteous and polite. He arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled time and completed replacing the starter in my car in 30 minutes. I received an email after with pictures and notes regarding things that I need to have done in the future. I will definitely use him again!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dundalk?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Dundalk. Our mechanics in Dundalk are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Dundalk.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Civic $324 $244.11 $79.99 7% $351.61
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer $859 $723.29 $135.98 5% $906.04
2014 Lincoln MKT $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2010 Audi A5 Quattro $993 $528.57 $463.94 13% $1152.07
2008 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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